Ileal Reservoirs

  • Fabrizio Michelassi
  • Danny Takanishi
  • Robin S. McLeod
  • Bruce A. Harms
  • James R. Starling
  • Eric W. Fonkalsrud


Before the start of the twentieth century, ulcerative colitis was largely a mysterious disease. Endoscopy (rigid proctoscopy) was infrequently performed, and surgical therapy consisted of attempts to irrigate the colon with anti-inflammatory liquids through an appendicostomy or later cecostomy (1). Part of this therapy was based on the lack of knowledge about safe anesthesia, antisepsis, and antibiotic therapy.


Ulcerative Colitis Anal Canal Terminal Ileum Stool Frequency Ileal Pouch 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fabrizio Michelassi
  • Danny Takanishi
  • Robin S. McLeod
  • Bruce A. Harms
  • James R. Starling
  • Eric W. Fonkalsrud

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